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Thrift store gutted after shopping center fire in Lauderhill

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:55:00 PDT

A fire that broke out Monday in a Lauderhill thrift store spread quickly due to the large amount of items inside, firefighters said.

The flames and smoke were shooting out of Mable’s Hats, a thrift store in the 7500 block of Oakland Park Boulevard, when firefighters arrived at around 10 a.m.



Former NFL star Michael Irvin won't be charged; rape investigation dropped

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:50:00 PDT

The Broward state attorney’s office will not prosecute Pro Football Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin for sexual battery, the office said Monday.

“The case has been declined for lack of evidence and no likelihood of conviction,” a state attorney’s office spokesman said.

“This has been the most...


Woman seriously injured in three vehicle crash, Plantation police say

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:20:00 PDT

A woman driving a U-Haul truck was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash Monday morning, Plantation Fire Rescue says.

It happened at about 9 a.m. in the 400 block of North Pine Island Road.

The woman driving the U-Haul truck crashed into a tree but what caused the crash is unclear.

“She was...


Woman struck and killed by train in Fort Lauderdale, officials say

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:35:00 PDT

A woman was killed Monday after being hit by a northbound Tri-Rail commuter train in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.

The 7:17 a.m. crash happened in an area that is not a railroad crossing, just south of Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Gregory May said.

The woman...


Alligator captured near South Beach

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:45:00 PDT

An alligator was found swimming off the rocks at South Point Park in Miami Beach on Sunday morning, according to news reports.

The gator was spotted about noon, reported.

Officials from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Miami Beach Police rescued the gator, reported...


Hollywood crane standoff ends with no injuries as man comes back down

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:45:00 PDT

A standoff sparked by a man who climbed to the top of a crane towering above a 25-story building under construction in Hollywood ended Sunday afternoon when the man came down safely.

The drama, which snarled traffic at Hollywood’s Young Circle and drew hundreds of curious onlookers, ended at 1:40...


Kodak Black planning back-to-school fundraiser for kids in Pompano Beach, TMZ reports

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Broward rapper Kodak Black is planning a back-to-school fundraiser for kids in his hometown of Pompano Beach, TMZ is reporting.

Black, whose given name is Dieuson Octave, 20, has teamed up with New Orleans rapper and mogul Master P for the event, which is reportedly scheduled for Aug. 14.



Two injured in crash that closed Griffin Road in Davie

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:55:00 PDT

At least two people were injured late Saturday in a rollover crash that led to the closing of a stretch of Griffin Road in Davie, according to reports.

Davie police were investigating.

A eastbound section of Griffin Road between Southwest 118 Avenue to 110th Avenue was reopened shortly after 7...


Lightning may be to blame for Weston house fire, officials say

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:45:00 PDT

It might have been a lightning strike that caused a fire in the attic of a Weston home Friday evening, officials said.

“Preliminarily we believe that lightning might have started the fire, but that will be confirmed by the Broward Sheriff Fire Marshal’s Bureau,” said Mike Jachles, a sheriff’s spokesman.


Armed robbers scared away when victim shoots at them, Hollywood police say

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:50:00 PDT

A potential victim cut an armed robbery short when he shot at and scared away the robbers, Hollywood police said.

The pair fled from the scene in the 300 block of Minnesota Street in a silver Toyota Corolla. It was about 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Christian Lata said. No one was injured.

A day...


One arrested after SWAT standoff with robber in Tamarac

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:35:00 PDT

A house robbery in Tamarac turned into a hostage standoff with the Broward Sheriff’s SWAT team Friday evening.

One person was arrested after a standoff of about three hours at a home in the 7100 block of NW 70th Street, near McNab Road and University Drive, authorities said.

One person managed...


Davie woman fights for life after hit-run, cops say

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:05:00 PDT

A witness told police a woman — now in critical condition — flew through the air when she was hit early Friday morning by a car that sped away.

Marykutty George remains unconscious at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood with a head injury and several broken bones, her daughter, Jismy Cheriyil...


Threatened coral get second chance in South Florida

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:25:00 PDT

They were once in danger of dying off, but efforts to restore South Florida’s coral reefs are paying off.

A Nova Southeastern University team for two years has been growing staghorn coral in nurseries and then planting it off the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea coastline. So far, they’ve planted more than...


Stolen Ferrari adds to puzzle of Fort Lauderdale killing

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:50:00 PDT

A white Ferrari stolen from a Fort Lauderdale home where a retiree was killed was found on a residential street in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale police said Friday.

And police released video on Friday of a shirtless man running in the same area where the Ferrari was abandoned. He is a person of...


Lightning strikes, firefighter feels a tingle

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:10:00 PDT

Lightning struck. A firefighter felt a tingle. And a nearby city worker saw a big blue flash.

When the storms were storming Friday afternoon a firefighter at Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, Cooper City Station 28, thought he’d open the electric overhead doors, just in case electricity should go out,...


Operation Bad Dose opioid crackdown nets 82 arrests in 3 days

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:40:00 PDT

There are 82 fewer suspected drug dealers and traffickers doing business on the streets of Broward County thanks to Operation Bad Dose.

In a take-down that took four months to plan, the Broward Sheriff’s Office made the arrests over three days this week, beginning Wednesday and ending Friday.



South Florida schools search for new ways to find teachers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:25:00 PDT

South Florida schools are looking far and near for new teachers, from the Hawaiian islands to employees on their own campuses.

More teachers nationwide are fleeing the profession and fewer are choosing to join it. So the region’s school districts have decided it’s no longer enough to recruit at...


Margate man charged with DUI manslaughter in scooter rider's death

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Allan Blanchard Jallim was driving a black Chevrolet Camaro and was racing another car and changing lanes at speeds of up to 107 mph when he struck and killed a man steering a TAO TAO scooter, Hollywood Police said.

Jallim, 28, of Margate, is accused of having a blood alcohol level of more than...


Sewage flows in two Miramar homes; city agrees to pay for cleanup

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:20:00 PDT

The water seemed to bubble up from everywhere, flooding the kitchen, master bedroom, garage and bathroom inside the Stewart residence on 84th Terrace in central Miramar.

Sewage poured into those rooms in January, 2016, leaving a soggy, smelly mess that took almost a week to mop up, dry out and...


Levinson family meets US officials about man missing in Iran

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:00:00 PDT

WASHINGTON — The family of former FBI agent Robert Levinson has met with State Department officials about efforts to find him more than a decade after he disappeared in Iran.

That's according to a U.S. official who says the meeting took place in Washington on Thursday. The official wasn't authorized...


Small plane rolls over after emergency landing in Everglades

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:15:00 PDT

A small aircraft lost power, went down on a levee and rolled upside down in the Everglades near Coral Springs Thursday evening, authorities said.

An 18-year-old male student pilot and a female instructor were aboard the Cessna 152, said Mike Jachles, spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.



Man killed, 2 women injured in Fort Lauderdale shooting

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:00 PDT

A man and two women were shot inside a car in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday evening, police said.

The man was the driver of the car and died at the scene in the 1500 block of Northwest 16th Street in Fort Lauderdale, said Detective Tracy Figone, spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.


Online dating fraud left man, 85, bankrupt, police say

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:05:00 PDT

The 85-year-old Century Village man was looking for companionship after his wife died, so he posted a profile on an online dating site — and ended up bankrupt.

The woman John Berman met online in April 2013 was arrested Thursday, accused of defrauding Berman of more than $300,000, police said.


Ex-military contractor who stole classified secrets gets life in prison for exploiting underage girls

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:15:00 PDT

A former military contractor from Palm Beach County was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in federal prison on Friday for sexually exploiting underage girls in Honduras.

Christopher Glenn, 37, is already serving 10 years in prison after he admitted he stole military secrets while he was working...


South Florida members of Congress average $1,700 a day in campaign cash

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:10:00 PDT

Supporters are pouring thousands of dollars a day into the campaigns of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her challenger Tim Canova — even though their Democratic primary faceoff is more than a year away.

Campaign disclosures filed this month with the Federal Election Commission show Wasserman...